Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2017
It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Hosting - Banned/Challenged Books Read-a-Thon

Banned/Challenged Books
September 24-30, 2017

Sign up to read at least one banned or challenged book and link up a review. Reviews can be posted on your blog, GoodReads, or LibraryThing. Reviews can also be of books you've read previously.

Check out all the information available at The American Library Association (

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.
Banned Books Week would also be a good time to check out your local library and find out what they're doing to insure your freedom to read.

I will read at least one banned/challenged book during the read-a-thon:

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Two upcoming Read-a-Thons! High Summer and Christmas in July

Both read-a-thons are hosted at Seasons of Reading, more information can be found here - this is also the sign up page for one or both.

High Summer
July 17 - July 30


Christmas in July
July 29 - July 30

This is as far as I got before I needed to pack for vacation!

~ Books Read ~
187 - Natuto vol 1 by Masashi Kishimoto

Thank heavens I got one actual book read! I found fan-fiction and have become consumed by it. Mostly Harry Potter but some Naturo and a little Lord of the the Rings.

Some of it is quite good but a lot of it isn't finished and it's heartbreaking that we've read 20 plus chapters/postings and are left hanging! Okay, heartbreaking may be a little strong but it is still frustrating to get that invested in a story then have it not be complete, they aren't even cliff hangers!


In accordance to the FTC guidelines, I must state that I make no monetary gains from my reviews or endorsements here on Book Dragon's Lair. All books I review are either borrowed, purchased by me, given as a gift, won in some kind of contest, or received in exchange for an honest review.